WELCOME TO ST. MARGARET'S COMMUNITY CHURCH
Join us on Sunday @ 4pm
We offer the community a chance to come together and worship with others in a very relaxed and informal way.
Our service is family-friendly and we have provision for children.
Our style of worship is lively and informal but with a real passion to encounter God and enjoy his presence...
We planted back into St Margaret's in October 2017, and have a real passion and heart for the community.
We aim to create a community where everybody feels welcome and experience the love of Christ. We meet every Sunday @ 4pm, and you will get a chance to have coffee and biscuits after and get to know others. We would LOVE to see you - you will be more than welcome!
Jesus is calling us to reach out into the community; loving the lost, bringing new life, seeing lives transformed, sharing our faith, hope and love.
really look forward to welcoming you,
Fran and Clare Carabott
OUR AMAZING WORSHIP TEAM WHO BRING US INTO THE PRESENCE OF JESUS
A CHURCH THAT LOVES JESUS, AND YOU!
We are running an evening Alpha on a Thursday evening, and on a Friday morning 10.30-12.30 - if you are interested of going on the next course, please email
A chance to ask questions, meet others and there is always an amazing meal! We ask for just a small donation towards the food but if you can't afford it, not an issue.
An evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. "An opportunity to explore the meaning of life"
We'd love you to come. There will be lovely food and fellowship
Come as you are - do let us know if you wish to join this course
BIG FISH LITTLE FISH, BABY AND TODDLER GROUP
EVERY Thursday 1.45pm - 3.15pm - TERM TIME ONLY
Run by our amazing volunteers, do come along with your baby / toddler. There are lots of toys to play with. Coffee, tea and biscuits, and snacks for your little one. ***FREE OF CHARGE***
PRAYER AND COFFEE
EVERY THURSDAY @ 0700-0800 & SATURDAY 0800-0900
Prayer is vital in the life of the church, and we love to get together and pray. We meet every Thursday morning from 0700-0800 for prayer and coffee.
Saturday prayer, coffee and croissants, at St Margaret’s from 8am to 9am, looking at a passage of the Bible, followed by prayer. All accompanied by the heady smell of coffee and croissants. All welcome - be part of the change !
This will be held in our 24/7 prayer room in the church - Access from Haslemere Road end.
Open for anyone who wishes to pray! Do join us.
Every Thursday (term time only) 7.30pm-9.00pm
Great way of connecting with others and learning the bible together. If you are interested in joining a small group, please see Ray and Diane. We are really passionate about people connecting with God and each other. A chance to get together in someones home, have coffee, build relationships and study the bible together. Small Groups happen on a Thursday evening
ALL THAT IS GOING ON:-
Carol Service - this will be held on 15 December - a great opportunity to invite friends and family - 4pm - 5pm
Christingle Service - this will be held of 22 December - 4pm - 5pm
Thursday & Friday from 10.00-2.00pm, Our community cafe and shop are open in the main church, you will be served by dedicated volunteers. Do come along and have coffee/tea and a slice of cake. We are always accepting good quality donations, so if you have any goods that you wish to donate, please do!
Thursday morning - PRAYER AND COFFEE - 0700-0800 - All welcome.
Thursday afternoon - BIG FISH LITTLE FISH TODDLER GROUP - 1.45pm -3.15pm term-time only. Free for parents/carers with babies/toddlers. Time for play, chat and coffee and biscuits. All welcome.
Thursday evening 7.30pm-9pm - SMALL GROUPS - (term-time only) Connect and read the bible together, at Ray and Diane's home. See Ray and Diane for more details.
Relentless (keep fit for men) every Friday 7.00pm - 8.00pm Circuits - all abilities. £2.00
Saturday Morning Prayer
with coffee and croissants - 8am to 9am, looking at a passage of the Bible, followed by prayer. All accompanied by the heady smell of coffee and croissants. All welcome - be part of the change !
This will be held in our 24/7 prayer room in the church - Access from Haslemere Road end.
STARTING 3 JANUARY 2020 - 'Transform' women's fitness, led by our very own personal trainer, Joanne. This will be held every Friday 7.15pm-8.15pm. An hour of inspiring fitness, to worship music! going to be so much fun
ENCOUNTER - Wednesday 11 December 7pm for 7.30pm start. Everyone is welcome. Join us for a time of worshipping and listening to God. Always an inspiring time.
PUB QUIZ - venue to be confirmed 7.30 for 8pm start All welcome.. Just £1 to join in with a team.
24/7 PRAYER- Prayer is essential to the life of the church. We hold 24/7 monthly, dates to be confirmed
MEN'S BREAKFAST - 1ST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH - next one 1 December
For just £3,00 you will get a full English breakfast! and have fellowship with others. Always good fun. First Sunday of each month @ 0900
WOW - Women of Worth (refresh, renew & belong) This is a monthly get-to-gether, all women are invited. Saturday morning. 0930-1030. There will be coffee and croissants, a short talk. and then a time to share with each other. Dates:
St Margaret's post-alpha Study Group
Last Friday of each month. 6.30-8.00pm In the Prayer Room of the main church. Led by Clare Carabott and Christine Richardson. 25 October
Jordan Peterson Meetup - 8.00pm-10.00pm This will take place at Howard Jones house. Discussing Jordan Peterson's biblical series on Genesis - Noah's flood. All welcome (all year round (not August) see
WHAT'S COMING UP:
EATING TOGETHER AS A CHURCH AFTER THE SERVICE: Sunday 9 February, Sunday 29 March, Sunday 24 May
GROUP LEADERS MEETING (with fish and chips) for all those leading groups in St Margaret's, Wednesday 29 January, Wednesday 1 April, Wednesday 17 June, 7pm - 9pm.
J JOHN TRAINING ON EVANGELISM - Saturday 11 January and Saturday 1 February. Open to all churches. Hosted here at St Margaret’s as a city event. J John. Training on evangelism, in preparation for the Just One event. All welcome. 0930 - 330 Sent from my
NEW WINE PARTY 2020 - For all those at St. Margaret's, who are thinking of coming to new wine, summer 2020, we are having a new wine party at church, 9th January, nibbles will be provided. 7pm - 9pm
NEW WINE - 2020
We would love you to come and join our church family. Camping together - you can stay in a caravan, hotel or camp! Always so inspirational, with amazing speakers who come from all over the globe to bless us and fill us with God's amazing presence. There is a website for New Wine. A chance to get to know your church
Here are some simple steps to help you get into the life of the church.
Sunday Gatherings – Join us on a Sunday in church @ 4pm. Please do stay behind for coffee and tea after the service, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people.
Getting Connected – To help you get into the life of the church we run house groups, weekly, and a bible study once a once.
Getting Started – If you want to find out more about faith and what it means to follow Jesus, we have an excellent course available called Alpha – see Stephen Dawson for more details.
Serving – There are many areas in which you can serve: part of the welcome team, such an important role of welcoming newcomers to the church. Serving tea and coffee after the service. Are you musical? We are always looking for musicians to join our worship band. Please talk to the leadership team.
Please click on the link below to see photos of our second birthday that we have just celebrated
PUB QUIZ - ALL WELCOME
Once a month on a Tuesday
We are passionate about reaching out. Every month we head to a pub @ 7.30pm for 8.00pm start
Everyone welcome, do bring your friends along. Do also come along and we will put you in a team.
Such good fun and a chance to meet others. £1 to take part and there is a prize for the winning team.
CIRCUITS FOR MEN
Every Friday night 7pm - 8pm (£2.00)
This is open to all men, all ages and all abilities. Do come along. Always so encouraging. Just bring water!
PRAYING FOR OUR LEADERS
Praying for the leaders at the one year birthday of St Margaret's and the licensing of Fran Carabott, the leader.
OUR COMMUNITY SHOP AND CAFE
Open every Thursday and Friday 10.00-2pm
Come along, there is always homemade cake, and fresh coffee! run by our amazing volunteers. The shop is always taking good quality donations.
BECKI AND CLARE - LEADERS OF WOW (WOMEN OF WORTH)
Once a month on a Saturday morning 0930-10.30
A time for women to get together, share breakfast and be inspired. We always have someone give a talk, then a time of fellowship, prayer and chat. Always so encouraging. All women welcome
FRAN, MATT AND HOWARD - LEADERS OF MEN'S BREAKFAST
Once a month, first Sunday of the month
All men welcome, from 0900-10.00 - you will get a full English breakfast. Always a short inspiring talk!
THERE ARE CHILDREN'S GROUPS EACH SUNDAY
Come and join us
The children stay in for the first block of worship, then they go off to their groups. Always fun.
BE PART OF OUR CHURCH FAMILY
St Margaret's Community Church
Located in Eastney, Portsmouth, St Margaret's Community Church welcomes you. Led by Pioneer Minister Fran Carabott, and the St Margaret's Team, we are committed to sharing God's love in our community. We would love to get to know you.
COME AS YOU ARE